At St Faith’s
Implementation of History
In the EYFS, the ways in which every child engages with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically – underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.
Children are taught History through the following areas of learning:
Understanding the World: People and Communities
Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others and among families, communities and traditions. (ELG)
Understanding the World: The World
Children make observations.… and explain why some things occur and talk about changes. (ELG)
Communication and Language: Speaking
Children use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened, or are to happen in the future. (ELG)
Key Stage 1
In accordance with the National Curriculum, children are taught about:
In Key Stage 1, History is taught through the half termly topics throughout the year, so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills of each topic, and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school.
At the beginning of each topic, children are able to convey what they know already as well as what they would like to know or find out. This ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.
Cross curricular outcomes in History are specifically planned for, with strong links between Geography, English and IT identified, planned for and utilised. The local community is fully utilised, as appropriate, to achieve the desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice.
The distinctive Christian values of respect, compassion, trust, justice, friendship and community are promoted through the experiences we offer to every child, in all areas of the curriculum.